Tabloid Journalism in Africa

Authors: Chama, Brian

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  • Critically examines the role of tabloid journalism in Africa’s emerging democracies, an under-explored area
  • Explores the interface of press freedom and democracy in Africa
  • Interacts with tabloid journalists and their perception of the infotainment genre within Africa’s emerging democracies in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa, giving them a voice
  • Contributes knowledge on the professional practice of tabloid journalism as an exemplar of the political role of tabloid media in developing democracies
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This book provides a timely and important summary of tabloid journalism in Africa, which clearly shows how tabloids in the African context play a unique role in the democratization process. Prior to this book, very little was known about how tabloid journalists operate in Africa. The book first explores the global practice of journalism and then focuses on tabloid journalism – finally situating the discussion within the African context. As well as concentrating on how tabloid journalism can be seen as part of the broader neo-liberal thinking in Africa, in which democracy and freedom of expression is promoted, it also looks at how tabloid journalism practice has been met with resistance from the alliance of forces. Chama draws on examples from across the continent looking at success stories and struggles within the sometime infotainment genre. Tabloid Journalism in Africa concludes that even though challenges exist, there is a strong case to suggest that the practice of tabloid journalism is being readily accepted by many people as part of the unique voices of democracy – even those which might be shocking yet true. 

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Brian Chama is Senior Lecturer at Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the Roehampton University, UK, and has taught at London Metropolitan University, Kingston University, and the University of Lincoln, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tabloid Journalism in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41736-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41736-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41735-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82418-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
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